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Tetra Tech’s commitment to hiring the best talent in the industry and helping them thrive professionally is stronger than ever. Tetra Tech is seeking an experienced leader to serve as our Electric Transmission Routing, Siting & Permitting Lead to lead and grow the western electric transmission system that will pave the way to allow renewables to be implemented in optimal resource locations and transported to load centers.


This is a strategic growth opportunity within Tetra Tech’s Energy Program. This candidate will assist Energy Program Initiative Practice Leads and Operations Leads located in the Western US in establishing the strategic direction and growth of Tetra Tech’s Energy Practice.



  • Develop and mentor staff to gain an understanding of business development, project delivery related to resource surveys and reporting, siting, routing and environmental permitting, and project delivery/management.
  • Identify opportunities for junior and mid-level staff that complement their professional development (e.g., participating in client development or presentation activities).


Strategy and Business Development:

  • Work with Client Managers, Initiative Leads and Operations on strategic pursuits, including proposal and business development, as well as prospective client meetings.
  • Conduct business development activities through direct client contact to capture new and follow-on work.
  • Review and respond to RFI, RFPs and RFQs.
  • Lead proposal and cost development activities.
  • Participate in strategic growth initiatives to expand Tetra Tech’s client and operational footprint in the energy sector.
  • Identify new service areas in response to changes in the market and service area opportunities.
  • Understand client’s drivers and emerging regulations within the power utility sector.


Project Management & Execution:

  • Lead and grow the western electric transmission practice to support onshore and offshore renewable development, upgrades to existing electric transmission systems and the development of new infrastructure.
  • Serve as Senior Project Manager in the successful development and execution of electric transmission projects and upgrades to existing electric transmission projects.
  • Serve as a technical lead to support and execute the key stages of transmission project development, including siting, routing, environmental permitting and engineering/design.
  • Manage multi-disciplinary teams to complete projects on time and on budget.


  • Possess a B.S. or M.S. in a related field (i.e., engineering, biology, planning, environmental studies, or a closely related discipline).
  • Exhibit 10-25 years of professional experience. This experience may include electric transmission, power generation and/or natural gas transmission siting and permitting experience, with prior project management of fossil-fuel and renewable energy infrastructures facility permitting projects.
  • In depth knowledge of siting application requirements and experience providing expert witness testimony to the California Public Utilities Commission. 
  • Knowledge and experience with Public Utilities Commissions in other western states.
  • Experience and knowledge of the regulatory frameworks of California agencies, such as the California Energy Commission, California Coastal Commission, California State Lands Commission, California Department of Fish and Wildlife, and State Water Resources Control Board.
  • Experience with California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM), federal and state permitting, onshore and offshore wind, power generation and transmission, infrastructure, and/or renewable energy.
  • Knowledge of GIS and other software used in the routing and siting of electric transmission and renewable energy projects.
  • Experience conducting stakeholder engagement meetings for electric transmission and renewable energy projects.
  • Ability to lead and provide subject matter expert review of early-stage critical issues analyses and due diligence reviews of existing or planned projects on behalf of clients.
  • A Pre-employment drug screen in compliance with state regulations is required.
  • Must possess a valid driver’s license with a clean driving record without restrictions.


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Understanding of interconnection studies of offshore & onshore renewable energy projects; staying attuned of federal and state rules for transmission interconnections of renewables and support the filing of new interconnection agreements.
  • Knowledge of internal interconnection feasibility studies and network upgrade cost estimate activities through the full life cycle of development and construction of projects.



Salary commensurate with experience.

Salary Range: $120,000 - $200,000 yr.


At Tetra Tech, health and safety play a vital role in our success.  Tetra Tech’s employees work together to comply with all applicable health & safety practices and protocols, including health orders and regulations related to COVID-19 that are mandated by local, state, and federal authorities as well as project requirements.


About Tetra Tech:

Tetra Tech combines the resources of a global, multibillion-dollar company with local, client-focused delivery in more than 400 locations around the world. Our reputation rests on the technical expertise and dedication of our employees—21,000 associates working together to provide smart, scalable solutions for challenging projects. We are proud to be home to leading technical experts in water, environment, infrastructure, resource management, energy, and international development.

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Tetra Tech is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Diversity, inclusion, and equity are among Tetra Tech’s core values. Throughout our history, the company has prioritized equitable inclusion of all people. All qualified candidates will be considered without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, military or veteran status, gender, age, disabilities, sexual orientation, gender identity, pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions, genetic information and any other characteristics protected by the law. We invite resumes from all interested parties. Please visit our website at www.tetratech.com to see the array of diverse services and exciting projects we are currently working on.


At Tetra Tech, we provide a collaborative environment that supports individual performance, innovation, and creativity. We are proud to offer competitive compensation and benefits. Learn more by visiting http://www.tetratech.com/en/benefits 


Tetra Tech is a VEVRAA federal contractor and we request priority referral of veterans for available positions.


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